Harvey Weinstein a Cara Delevingne: “Si eres lesbiana no podrás hacer carrera en Hollywood”
Últimamente Cara Delevingne no para de ser noticia, pero en este caso no se trata de algo bueno como nos gustaría. La modelo y actriz ha decidido hablar de una parte de su pasado que seguramente no le gusta recordar.
Seguro que has oido hablar ya del escándalo del productor Harvey Weinstein, quién ha sido acusado por acoso a mujeres durante más de 30 años de carrera. Han sido varias las voces femeninas que han decidido hablar sobre ello y denunciar este abuso de poder, entre las que se encuentran Ashley Judd, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow o Rosanna Arquette, quienes han contado sus terribles experiencias con uno de los productores más importantes de Hollywood.
Ahora ha sido Cara Delevingne la que se ha unido a las voces de sus compañeras para denunciar a Weinstein, utilizando su cuenta de Instagram para contar su experiencia:
When I first started to work as an actress, i was working on a film and I received a call from Harvey Weinstein asking if I had slept with any of the women I was seen out with in the media. It was a very odd and uncomfortable call….i answered none of his questions and hurried off the phone but before I hung up, he said to me that If I was gay or decided to be with a woman especially in public that I'd never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood. A year or two later, I went to a meeting with him in the lobby of a hotel with a director about an upcoming film. The director left the meeting and Harvey asked me to stay and chat with him. As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature. He then invited me to his room. I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She said it wasn't and wouldn't be for a bit and I should go to his room. At that moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn't want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation. When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe. He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing….i thought it would make the situation better….more professional….like an audition….i was so nervous. After singing I said again that I had to leave. He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room. I still got the part for the film and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened. Since then I felt awful that I did the movie. I felt like I didn't deserve the part. I was so hesitant about speaking out….I didn't want to hurt his family. I felt guilty as if I did something wrong. I was also terrified that this sort of thing had happened to so many women I know but no one had said anything because of fear.
Entre otras cosas, Cara cuenta cosas como que al inicio de intentar comenzar su carrera como actriz recibió una llamada de Harvey Weinstein, en la que al finalizar el productor le advirtió de que si era lesbiana o decidía estar con otra mujer, sobre todo en público, nunca lograría una carrera como actriz en Hollywood. Pero ese no fue su único contacto con él, sino que en otra ocasión, como cuenta en la publicación de Instagram, tuvieron que reunirse para hablar sobre el papel de Cara Delevingne en una de sus películas, reunión que Weinstein aprovechó para obligarla a subir a su habitación y aprovecharse de ella, algo que la actriz consiguió evitar pero hizo que se convirtiera en uno de los papeles que más se arrepiente de haber conseguido en su carrera.
Después de contar su terrible experiencia, Cara Delevingne subió a Instagram otra publicación en la que animaba a las mujeres que hayan sufrido cualquier tipo de acoso a denuciarlo, ya que el silencio no es la solución para poder acabar con este tipo de actos:
I want women and girls to know that being harassed or abused or raped is NEVER their fault and not talking about it will always cause more damage than speaking the truth. I am relieved to be able to share this….i actually feel better and I'm proud of the women who are brave enough to speak….this isn't easy but there are strength in our numbers. As I said, this is only the beginning. In every industry and especially in Hollywood, men abuse their power using fear and get away with it. This must stop. The more we talk about it, the less power we give them. I urge you all to talk and to the people who defend these men, you are part of the problem
Ver también: Cara Delevingne se atreve ahora con la música.